You will need a computer to have access to digital learning resources, our intranet and more on campus.

As a Les Roches student, you will be given individual access to our intranet website, which hosts student information, including support and teaching documents and other learning resources. You can bring your own computer from home, provided that it meets our specifications. On some campuses, you may also have the option to buy a laptop when you arrive.

For our Swiss Campus - Bluche

Students are strongly encouraged to purchase a package through the School. It comprises a latest model laptop, extended warranty and an enhanced support program through the School IT team. For the current semester we have the option of an Apple MacBook Air 13’’.

The school notebook computer will have at least the following specification:

  • Intel i7 processor (or superior)
  • 8 – 10 hour battery (approximately)
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD (or superior)
  • MS Office Home and Student 2016
  • Apple Care Protection Plan
  • Transport bag suited for the device

Software Specification

Students may bring their own laptop but it MUST meet the School’s specifications as follows:

Windows:

  • The version of the Windows Operating system must be installed (Only Genuine Software Licenses are accepted)
  • For Windows machines, Microsoft Office, 365 , 2013 or later – the IT training courses on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access are based on the 2013 version of Microsoft Office. (N.B. Also important for ease of file sharing).

 

Apple:

  • MacBook machines should have an English system + Office for Mac (all Genuine Versions accepted – English only) – see website for latest update

 

All:

  • Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.)
  • Updated plugins (Java, etc.)
  • Professional and updated Multi-Layered Anti-Virus protection (Kaspersky Anti-Virus, McAfee AntiVirus Plus, Norton Security, Bitdefender Total Security, etc.)

 

IMPORTANT: Les Roches does NOT provide any paid software (Windows, Office, etc). Free of charge, IT Service Desk offers BASIC and LIMITED support to non-school machines.

 

Hardware Specification

If you choose to bring your own laptop it must have the following minimum specification:

  • Intel I5 Processor (or superior)
  • 8 hour battery is highly recommended
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 100 GB HDD space available
  • Wi-Fi 802.11, ac (5 GHz)
  • Genuine Operating systems IN ENGLISH as listed above

 

I.T. Support

It should be noted that Les Roches does not offer any hardware support for student’s laptops not purchased through the school. The responsibility of hardware maintenance, purchase of all Software, upgrades and support rests with the student. Les Roches can provide students with a list of local suppliers who offer these services.

Computer Policy, Laptop Requirements and Orders: helpdesk@lesroches.edu or +41 (0)27 485 96 00

For our Spanish Campus - Marbella

Windows

  • Windows Vist a/7/8/10 Operating System English version (Windows 7 without using language’s packages). Only Genuine Software Licenses are accepted
  • For Windows machines, Microsoft Office or 365 All versions (preferably Office Pro 2010 to 2013

 

Apple

  • MacBook machines are supported only if Microsoft Windows has been installed using Boot Camp. You can find more details on https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201468

 

All

  • Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.)
  • Updated plugins (Java, Flash, Shockwave, etc.)
  • Professional and updated Multi-Layered Anti-Virus protection (Kaspersky Anti-Virus, McAfee AntiVirus Plus, Norton Security, Bitdefender Total Security, etc.)

 

IMPORTANT: Les Roches does NOT provide any paid software (Windows, Office, etc). Free of charge, IT Help Desk offers BASIC and LIMITED support to students’ machines only if operating system and software is in English

  • Any Mid-range processor with PassMark score higher than 1.200 points. You may check it on www.cpubenchmark.net. School’s recommendation is Intel i5 Processor (or superior)
  • 4GBRAM
  •   100GB HDD space available
  •   Wi-Fi 802.11 g, n (2.4, 5 GHz)

It should be noted that Les Roches does not offer any hardware support for student’s laptops not purchased through the school. Theresponsibility of hardware maintenance, purchase of all Software, upgrades and support rests with the student. Les Roches can provide students with a list of local suppliers who offer these services.

If you have any question don´t hesitate to contact us: it@lesroches.es

For our American Campus - Chicago

Personal laptop requirements:

As a student, you will need individualized access to our intranet website, which hosts student information including support and teaching documents and other learning resources. Internet access will also be necessary for online library resources, email and project research.

Please check to make sure that your personal laptop meets the specifications outlines below.

Software specifications:

  • One version of the Windows operating system must be installed (only genuine software licenses accepted) IN ENGLISH ONLY. Mac machines will need to have dual boot installed.
  • Apple Mac machines can only be connected if they have an English system & Office for Mac (all genuine versions accepted English Only). See website for latest updates
  • For Windows machines, Microsoft Office PRO (all versions) is required., The IT training courses on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access etc., are based on the 2010 version of Microsoft Office and the program facilitates ease of file sharing.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer or other browser
  • Professional anti-virus software

 
Minimum technical specifications

  • Intel Core i3 Processor (or equivalent)
  • 4GB Ram
  • 100GB hard disk space available
  • Operating systems as listed above

Les Roches is unable to offer hardware support for personal laptops. The responsibility of hardware maintenance, software purchase, upgrades and support rests with the student. We will, however, provide you with a list of local suppliers who can help with any computer-related problem.

To prevent data loss and security risks, we encourage students to save files on CD/DVDs, external hard drives or USB keys, which should be checked for viruses on a regular basis.

Each campus building is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet and email access.

Contact us for more information: info@lesroches.edu

For our Chinese Campus - Shanghai

Students may use their own laptops for their studies, however Les Roches Jin Jiang does not offer hardware or software support for students computers. The responsibility of maintenance and purchase of all software, upgrades and support rests with the student. Les Roches Jin Jiang can provide students with a list of local suppliers who offer these services.

Contact us for more information: info@lrjj.cn